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    tut-tut

    I've found this interjection in Ligvo : tut-tut!
    it means an exclamation that conveys a reproach or discontent.
    I just wonder how do you say it , i mean in what situations,
    and is it used at all (have never heard it after 8 years in english speaking country)

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    Re: tut-tut

    Quote Originally Posted by ostrov
    I've found this interjection in Ligvo : tut-tut!
    it means an exclamation that conveys a reproach or discontent.
    I just wonder how do you say it , i mean in what situations,
    and is it used at all (have never heard it after 8 years in english speaking country)

    Thanks to all.
    I think that you haven't heard it b/c (in my opinion at least):
    a. it's British
    b. it's old
    c. you say it to little children.

    For example, when your child is refusing to eat his vegetables, you can tell him "tut-tut!, eat your dinner or you won't get any dessert."
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Re: tut-tut

    Yep.

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    Также, можно использовать это слово среди друзей в саркастическом смысле.

    "Tut-tut (shaking head), I never would have expected such a thing from you my friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Также, можно использовать это слово среди друзей в саркастическом смысле.

    "Tut-tut (shaking head), I never would have expected such a thing from you my friend"
    Possible. But with a friend I would use, " No way!" instead of "tut-tut". With a child, I'd use "No-no", or something such as "C'mon, eat your vegetables." (this is short for "Come on")

    "No way!" is more modern, more common, among adults. "Tut-tut" is old, not used much except maybe in the U.K.

    "No way!" is a great, universal phrase response. It can be used in many ways, in many different contexts, including funny, and is very natural, colloquial English.

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    Re: tut-tut

    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
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    For example, when your child is refusing to eat his vegetables, you can tell him "tut-tut!, eat your dinner or you won't get any dessert."
    That's exactly right IF you were Charles Dickens.!!!
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    Re: tut-tut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
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    For example, when your child is refusing to eat his vegetables, you can tell him "tut-tut!, eat your dinner or you won't get any dessert."
    That's exactly right IF you were Charles Dickens.!!!
    But I AM Charles Dickens. Now run along, street urchin, or no poridge for you!

    But you're right; only old British farts talk like that. Actually, more accurate to say dead British farts.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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